What is it? Candy Box
How Much? Mini Box: $20/month or Big Box: $40/month. Shipping included on both plans. (US$)
What’s in it? Mini box contains 7-12 items and Big Box contains 15-20 items. The candy is a mix of hard and soft candy and chocolate.
Candy Box is a new Canadian subscription service, based in Vancouver, BC. Candy Box "Candy Experts" source candies and treats from Canada, Europe, Mexico, Asia, UK, and the US. They put together a curated box each month and ship it to you on the 20th. There are two boxes to choose from. The Mini Box is $20 per month and will include 7-12 items. The Big Box is $40 per month and includes 15-20 items. Discounts are available for 3, 6, and 12 month terms.
I priced out this box as best I could to give readers an idea of what sort of value this box brings. All the price estimates are linked to their source, and are based on wholesale pricing, in US dollars.
E. Frutti Gummi Candy Mini Burger (2 x $0.15 = $0.30)
Hold the ketchup and mustard... these delicious gummy burgers have all the flavor you need! Take a bite out of the entire chewy cheeseburger at once, or remove the gummy buns from the gummy meat, cheese, and lettuce to indulge in each piece separately.
Gold Chocolate Half Dollar Coins (5 x $0.18 = $0.92)
Scrumptious gold metallic foiled chocolate coins featuring the classic United States currency half dollar design: John F. Kennedy's bust on one side and the American eagle crest on the other. Fifty cents never tasted do good!
Rockets (2 x ~$0.05 = $0.10)
Rockets are a classic Canadian Halloween treat!
Wonka Pixy Stix (4 x $0.05 = $0.20)
Invented in the 1930s, the sweet treat named "Frutola" began as a deliciously tangy powdered drink mix. However, candy connoisseur J. Fish Smith quickly realized that more often than not, kids were merely eating the tasty mix straight from the package rather than combining it with water. He decided to capitalize on this trend by adding a spoon to each pouch. But by the 1950s, parents were growing annoyed with the messes caused by continuous spilling. So after careful deliberation, a new product was born: the clean and simple Pixy Sticks powder straws!
Wonka Sweetarts (142g, $2)
Sweet and tartness combined to make a treat that will bring you back for seconds!
These were way more sour than I remembered! More tart than sweet. I have no idea how I ate them as a kid.
Skittles Dark Side (2oz, $1)
Somewhere, on the other side of the rainbow, is a place tasting of dangerous and exotic fruits. Darkside Skittles feature the same chewy, bite-sized candies as the originals with a new degree of intense fruit taste.
I love Skittles and these ones were great with fun new flavours like pomegranate, dark berry, forbidden fruit, and midnight lime, and blood orange.
Annabelle's Abba-Zaba Chew Taffy with Peanut Butter Center (2oz. $1.25)
An old-fashioned favorite candy bar made of chewy taffy with a peanut butter center. A West Coast tradition that goes back to the 1920’s acquired from the Cardinet Company.
Bonomo Chocolate Turkish Taffy (1.5oz, $1.50)
Sweet and chewy, these delicious chocolate flavored taffy bars are sure to bring the memories rushing back.
Red Vines Bar (2.5oz, $1.50)
A little more block-like than their twisty cousins, these Red Vine Bars are a superb way to really wrap your palate around the fun, fruity flavor and soft, chewy texture of this premium quality licorice.
Air Heads in Pink Lemonade (.55oz, $0.25)
Stretchy and chewy taffy bars featuring a tangy pink lemonade flavor!
Mike & Ike Root Beer Float (5oz, $2)
In some parts of the U.S., a root beer float is called a "black cow." In other places, a black cow is made with regular cola. A root beer float is still a root beer float. All is right with the world. Mike and Ike’s crisp, peppy, root-beer-flavored candies will tickle your taste buds no matter what you call them. Buy it today and accept no dusky, bovine substitutes.
These were my favourite thing in the box. Root beer candies are hard to find so when I find them, I hoard them!
Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jelly Beans (3.5oz, $2.50)
Requested by candy lovers for decades, the beer-flavored bean took over three years for Jelly Belly to perfect. The crisp, effervescent flavor of these golden orbs (which sparkle with an iridescent finish reminiscent of the condensation of a freshly poured beverage) was inspired by Hefeweizen, and the ale flavored confection pays homage to Jelly Belly’s German ancestry.
These alcohol-free jelly beans really do taste like beer. They are odd, but weirdly addictive.
Atkinson's Black Cow Chewy Chocolate Caramel Candy (1.5oz, $1.25)
The Black Cow was once the chocolate-dipped cousin to caramel suckers like the Slo Poke and the Sugar Daddy. The Black Cow, with its lollipop predecessor dating back as far as the 1920’s, is now a full-sized candy bar—not just for suckers anymore.
Wonka Bottle Caps (50g, $1)
Pop a yummy Bottle Caps candy into your mouth for a surprising sweet tart soda sensation!
Peter Paul Almond Joy Bar (1.61oz, $1)
Sweet coconut and plump almonds smothered in delicious milk chocolate!
Mentos in Fresh Cola (37.5 g, $1.49)
Mentos- Cola Fresh are delicious chewy, refreshing cola flavored candies in a roll, imported from Holland. They have an outer shell and a soft center. They taste like a freshly served, delightful, refreshing cola beverage.
Goetze's Cow Tales in Caramel Apple (1oz, $0.45)
Now you can savor all the flavor without dealing with the downsides thanks to Goetze’s Caramel Apple Cow Tails! These deliciously chewy sticks are perfect, individually-wrapped, hand-held snacks that can be brought along anywhere, for a delicious caramel apple treat on the go!
Wonka Lik-m-aid Fun Dip (42.5g, $1)
Sweet candy powder in a nifty 3-flavor combo pack with 2 candy dipping sticks. Instructions: Dip and Lick
Starburst Tropical (2.07oz, $1)
Delicious tropical chewy candy squares. Flavors include: Mango Melon, Pina Colada, Strawberry Banana and Royal Berry Punch.
Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Bar (1.55oz, $1)
The classic treat of cookies and milk.... formed into a yummy candy bar! The Hershey factory combines chocolate cookie bits with white chocolate to create this taste sensation.
Koko's Confectionery & Novelty Candy Fan (0.5oz, $1)
Candy Fans are fun and colorful fans with fruity candy inside. Candy Fans make great summer treats!
Kenny's Candy Company Dr. Pepper Flavoured Candy Twists (142g, $3)
Dr Pepper's authentic blend of 23 flavors is now available in a chewy candy twist.
This was my second favourite candy. Dr. Pepper and licorice!
Candy Box included 22 different candies (31 items total) with an approximate value just under $26 US. It's a lower value than the cost paid, but it's important to note that my price estimates are mostly based on wholesale pricing. If you purchased all of these products on your own at retail stores, you would probably be paying 10-25% more. The subscription price also includes shipping, which is quite expensive in Canada. The per piece price works out to about $1.29 which is completely reasonable. I've reviewed a few different candy boxes over the past few months, and to be quite honest, this is the only one that really excited me. The quantity, variety, and quality of treats is exceptional. I was excited to see old favourites, as well as fun new varieties and flavours. I was impressed to see that pretty well every piece (aside from the bulk candies) was full size. I would have liked to see more chocolate, but that's just a personal preference.
If you are interested in trying Candy Box, you can save 10% off your first month by entering promo code CDNBOXADDICT at checkout.
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